Series of lectures aimed at caregivers |

Series of lectures aimed at caregivers

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The El Dorado County Department of Human Services is offering a six-part educational series to provide instruction and support for caregivers and seniors who are or plan to care for a family member or friend 60 years of age or greater.

Classes will be held from 1-3 p.m. at Embassy Suites on the following dates.

April 4: Understanding Grief and Loss with Larry Dawes, MSW Geriatric Care Coordinator, Eskaton Senior Connections.

April 11: 10 Warning Signs of Alzheimer’s with Dori Ward, Program Coordinator, Alzheimer’s Association of Northern Nevada.

April 18: Medicare & Veterans with Steve Allison, HICAP and Phillip Navaro, EDC Veterans Services

April 25: Personal Care and Incontinence with Terry Mc Peek, RN, Eskaton Senior Connections

May 2: Creative Healing Through Art with Rebecca Phillipsen, MSW, Barton Hospice

May 9: Planning Ahead for the “Simple Estate” with Diana Steele, Attorney at Law, El Dorado County Senior Legal Services

All classes and materials are free. Donations are gratefully accepted. Refreshments will be served.

Free respite care is available to qualified caregivers. Pre-Authorization is required for respite services.

To register call the El Dorado County Department of Human Services Family Caregiver Support Program at 530-621-6151, 530-621-6192 or 800-510-2020.

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